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by Rope-Pusher
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Stop Polishing Your Car!
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Stop Polishing Your Car!

....or the Polish Nation may sue you! Cherokee Nation to Jeep: Stop using the tribe’s name "The original Jeep Cherokee was introduced in 1974 as the original “sport utility vehicle” with bucket seats and “racy detailing” designed to appeal to younger, more adventurous drivers, according to Jeep’s we...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55530
Views: 2234632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

BRITISH GAS WON’T BUY ICE VEHICLES EVER AGAIN The UK’s largest energy provider, British Gas, says it will never buy another internal combustion engine vehicle again. And the first step of that commitment is ordering 2,000 electric Vivaro vans from Vauxhall. By 2025, British Gas plans to convert its...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 77
Views: 17511

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

The difference is that the performance/efficiency tradeoff for saving the cost, weight, and complexity of a multispeed transmission with an ICE is crippling (so much so that the Model T was a two-speed), while the performance/efficiency benefit of adding the cost, weight, and complexity of a multis...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1944
Views: 130991

Re: What are you listening to?

ClutchFork wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:00 am
SamuelRichards wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:15 am
Now I am drawn to retro, I listen to Boney M and many other hits of the 80s.
Killer rendition of Boney Maroney:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q1o5uuw6ag
At the 1:30 mark, Killer rendition of Genie's Weinies by the Polish Muslims
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srhLPBv5Bag
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55530
Views: 2234632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Kinda reminds me of the early VW Rabbit and/or Scirocco, in that they advertised 0-50 times rather than 0-60 times because: A) They had to do another shift to get to 60 B) They might confuse some folks into thinking they were comparing apples to apples instead of apples to oranges (compared to the 0...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55530
Views: 2234632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Wow, driving with 1st and 3rd must have been rough. The powerglide was more like 1.5 & 3 (1:1) - good car to race someone at a 40 MPH Roll, because if they had 3 gears 40 was too fast for 1st and not a lot of rpm in 2nd but right at the Goldilocks speed for the 1st gear with powerglide.
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55530
Views: 2234632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

It could be argued the Corvette used a two-speed automatic in the '80s, with the Doug Nash 4+3. I remember those - I think I even drove one once. It defaulted to high range when you started it up but you could select low-range with a switch....kinda like shutting off traction or stability control n...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 77
Views: 17511

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

The difference is that the performance/efficiency tradeoff for saving the cost, weight, and complexity of a multispeed transmission with an ICE is crippling (so much so that the Model T was a two-speed), while the performance/efficiency benefit of adding the cost, weight, and complexity of a multis...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55530
Views: 2234632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

What Was the Final US-Market Car with a Two-Speed Transmission? Well, yeah, if you include slush-boxes,....... and they have to upshift and downshift automatically,.....1973 Chevrolet Nova. Anyone else here ever "Slip and Slide with a Powerglide"? https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/a355...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Modern Amish Transportation
Replies: 53
Views: 6995

Re: Modern Amish Transportation

HONDA OFFERING CIVIC TYPE R CRATE ENGINE https://wieck-honda-production.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/3937de2933bcfcf6539c91fb48ecfe96f9f0d4f8/preview-928x522.jpg The engine in the Honda Civic Type R is a sweet bit of kit, so in 2017 Honda started offering it as a crate engine. But it was only available ...
by Rope-Pusher
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Ahm Agonna Have to Have a Torque with that Boy
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Ahm Agonna Have to Have a Torque with that Boy

A stern torquing to at Subaru's Indiana plant? https://www.themix.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018.02.20-06.05-tellmenow-5a8c63693123a.png "If you thought you've had some rough weeks at work lately, consider the worker at Subaru's plant in Indiana whose misuse of a torque wrench led to a recall ...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55530
Views: 2234632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Did you charge yourself the required labor time? Yes. I took my wallet out of one pocket and placed it in the other pocket. Yanno, less labor was needed to remove hinges at the junkyard because I could just let the door fall off the hinges and hang by the wiring. I had to be more careful-like when ...
by Rope-Pusher
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55530
Views: 2234632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

What was the last vehicle built that uses the same driver's door hinges as my 2008 Jeep Liberty? 2020 Dodge Journey! Eye mustard aloud the wind to pull the door open too far and now the door opens so far that the lower hinge detent arm bypasses the roller wheel if I allow the door to swing open to ...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55530
Views: 2234632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

What was the last vehicle built that uses the same driver's door hinges as my 2008 Jeep Liberty? 2020 Dodge Journey! Eye mustard aloud the wind to pull the door open too far and now the door opens so far that the lower hinge detent arm bypasses the roller wheel if I allow the door to swing open to ...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55530
Views: 2234632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

What Was the Final US-Market Car with a Four-Speed Transmission? 2020 Dodge Journey - they simplified the powertrain offerings to 2.4L I4 w/4-speed ATX for the last model year's production. https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/a35412914/what-was-the-final-us-market-car-with-a-four-speed-t...